Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Net income fell to 4.54 billion: Growth Analysis

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Paul A. Jacobson Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with 437,977 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Edward H. Bastian Director and Chief Executive Officer, with 354,191 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 267,526 shares of DAL is Glen W. Hauenstein President.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL), Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) is the top holder with 70.91 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 45.2 million shares. In the third-place spot with 28.37 million shares is PRIMECAP Management Co..

This company’s stock price was $58.11 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 5,718,117. Compare that to its average daily volume of 5.51M. Given the fact that this stock has 652.56M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $37.92B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.16. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.83 and its Price to Book ratio is 2.71.

DAL stock has achieved a 5-day range of $56.65 to $58.96, with a total performance of +0.43% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $55.57 to $59.92, generating a -2.39% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +5.52%, trading in the range of $54.48 to $63.44.

In the past 5 days, shares of DAL have made a new high 4 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 2 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 15 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 6/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 2.35. This is a 0.07 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 2.28, amounting to an earnings surprise of 3.10%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 6/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.9, making for an earnings surprise of 6.70%. For the quarter ending 12/30/2018, EPS was reported at 1.3, generating a 2.40% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $3.94 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $3.21 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $7.01 billion for the year, compared to $5.02 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$5.17 billion, compared to -$3.89 billion, and Free Cash flow was $1.85 billion compared to the prior year’s $1.13 billion.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4.9/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.12, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.22, a Debt to Equity ratio of 1.17 and a Debt to EBITDA of 2.64. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 21.12, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 1.49.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 7/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 12.89, a Net Margin of 9.92, a ROE of 33.79, and a ROC of 19.08.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for DAL, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 1.2. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for DAL is now 0.47. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 25.52.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for DAL is sitting at 0.29, while its Current Ratio is 0.34 and its PEG Ratio is 0.45. This stock’s PB Ratio is 2.82, its PS Ratio is 0.86, its Forward PE Ratio is 7.63, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 8.65. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 13.44, its Price to Owner Earnings is 28.15, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 14.09 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 4.86.